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In Season: What to Eat Now

Got a craving for something fresh? Go with plentiful—and inexpensive—in-season produce! We’ll show you what’s in season from now well into the fall.

In Season: What to Eat Now

Got a craving for something fresh? It might be time to hit up your local farmer’s market for fruits and vegetables in season. There are lots of good reasons to get in-season produce, too. You’ll get the freshest possible foods, often straight from the farm if you’re buying local. Plus, when fruits and veggies are in season, that means they're plentiful—which leads to lower prices for farm-fresh faves!

If you’re ready to get started, but don't know what to look for, don't sweat it! We’ve got a list of vegetables and fruits in season by month so that you know what to buy. Keep in mind that seasons will vary a bit from one region to the next. If you're in a warmer climate, late summer and early fall crops might come in a little later!


August is jam-packed with variety. You’ve still got late summer crops like beans and greens going strong—but the first of the fall crops are just starting to come ready, too. That means fruits, and melons galore, plus a helping of berries! Keep your eye out for:

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Melons
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pumpkins
  • Raspberries

August is also when some of the last summer root crops are coming in, plus late-season veggies. Check your local markets for:

  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini


In September, fall fruits start really coming in, which means you can still hit your local markets for apples, peaches, pears, melons, blackberries and raspberries. This is also a great time to pick up crops that have a longer growing season, which are just starting to mature in September. Look for:

  • Broccoli
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Chili Peppers
  • Collard greens
  • Lima Beans
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes


Most of what you’ll find in-season in September is also available in October—but there are a few new additions to the list. Plus some things, like giant pumpkins, will become more readily available since they require a super long growing season to get big. In October, on top of the late summer and early fall fruits and veggies that came available in September, the focus will be on root crops, winter squashes, and a few other late fall crops. Fill your shopping basket with:

  • Kohlrabi
  • Late Season Lettuces
  • Parsnips
  • Persimmons
  • Plums
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Turnips
  • Winter Squash

Keep in mind that there are lots of varieties of winter squashes! They differ from summer squash in that winter squashes have a hard rind. Choose from acorn squash, banana squash, butternut squash, or even spaghetti squash so that you can make your own gluten-free noodle alternative with ease!